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Tips for the Residency Match

December 4, 2014

I wanted to let the IMG community know about a book called “Tips for the Residency Match: What Residency Directors Are Really Looking For” written by program director colleagues of mine and including a chapter that I wrote on IMG issues. The book can be found here and ordered here. The book will be published in March 2015. I hope that it is useful for those searching for a residency as it gives insight into the process from those of us who are involved in the decision process.

Here is a bit on the text from the author
“I want to thank Dr. Christopher for inviting me to post on his site. I’m excited to announce our new book “Tips for the Residency Match” which has now gone on sale in electronic version on amazon and iTunes. I have often been asked what are the keys to successfully matching and what do residency directors really care about. To this end, we’ve brought together an amazing team of co-authors from every specialty and most of the major US institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, John Hopkins, Duke, Penn, Columbia…… Each subspecialty section is written by a program director in that field. The authors discuss what is most important to ensure a great match including what board scores are needed and how to interview. Dr. Christopher has lent his considerable expertise and written dedicated IMG portions. I wish you all the best with the match and hope that this new book helps you along your journey!”
~ Justin Kung, MD, Associate Director, Radiology Residency Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The contents are noted below:

The Match Alphabet Soup; Specialty Selection – Where to Begin; The Specialties; Path to the Match; The Selection Process; – Theirs; The Selection Process – Yours; The Application; The Curriculum Vitae; The Personal Statement; The Interview; After the Interview; Match Week; International Medical Graduate Specifics.

The views expressed on this post are those of Kenneth Christopher, MD and do not necessarily reflect the views of his employer Partners HealthCare, his hospital, department or division.

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